(February 25th 1896 - November 10th 1967)
Born Ida Prather in Toccoa, Georgia in 1896 she grew up in Cedartown, Georgia working on the Riverside Plantation. She joined the local African Methodist Choir at a young age and became a talented Gospel singer. Her career in secular music began at age fourteen touring with "White and Clark's Black & Tan Minstrels" and continued with various other shows on the T.O.B.A. circuit. In 1916 she acquired her famous surname from a brief marriage to fellow performer Adler Cox. In March of 1922 Ida's career got a boost from her live WMC radio broadcast from the Beale Street Palace of Memphis, Tennessee. Gaining the attention of Paramount talent scouts Ida Cox singed a contract and began making records billed as the "Uncrowned Queen of Blues" in September 1923. In 1927 the successful singing star would be married to her pianist Jesse Crump.
'Fore Day Creep (1:54)
Bear-Mash Blues (3:00)
Mister Man - Part 1 (3:01)
Mister Man - Part 2 (2:48)
Wild Women Don't Have the Blues (2:28)